Cyber expert warns against supporting criminal syndicates amid global hacking

Companies affected by global ransomware attacks should not pay the ransom so as not to feed into the growing business of organised cyber crime, a security expert warns

Iran: Regime officials admit their antagonism towards gender equality

Following the adoption of UNESCO's Education 2030 Framework for Action, which underlines priority of gender equality in education and calls on member states to ensure equal opportunities for women and men

Iran is preventing displaced Iraqis from returning home

Iran is preventing displaced Iraqis from returning home
Urgent Call on UN & US to stop Iran’s continuing crimes in Iraq

Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria


Turkey warned the United States on Wednesday that a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its NATO ally of siding with terrorists

Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe


Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union

Donald Trump, Malcolm Turnbull meet after initial delay, President says reported testy relationship 'fake news'


US President Donald Trump has labelled his reported testy phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this year a "little bit of fake news" as the pair met in New York City this morning

Maryam Rajavi condoled families of the mine explosion victims and blamed the tragedy on the Iranian regime


The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi extended her condolences to the families of dozens of mine workers who got killed in the explosion of Azadshahr Mine, as well as to all workers and residents of Golestan Province on this tragedy

Prince Philip to step down from all public engagements from August: Buckingham Palace


The announcement came after an emergency meeting of all royal staff prompted a flurry of speculation about the health of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 militant suspects involved in Medina attack


Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam


Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders just as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out

Syrian war: Israel hints it was responsible for Damascus airport explosion

The strike "corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran", Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israeli radio

North Korea stages large-scale artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks in South


North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs

France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen

American Airlines suspends employee over fight with passenger after woman 'hit' with stroller

American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child

Paris shooting, one policeman killed


A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group

France says to provide proof on Syria government chemical weapons use

French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said

British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan

Syria: At least 80 children among those slaughtered in suicide attack on refugee convoy outside Aleppo

At least 80 children were among the 126 killed in Saturday's suicide bomb attack on an evacuation convoy in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills, wounds dozens outside Aleppo


A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding dozens of people evacuated from two Shi'ite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides

Syria: World 'watched us die and did nothing', Madaya doctor says ahead of evacuation


For the past two years, the 26-year-old has been one of just two "doctors" treating about 40,000 residents in his hometown of Madaya — where children were famously starved to death as a tactic of war